A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for the space enthusiast featured on Virgin Media’s report about a mysterious crater that was found on Portmarnock beach in Dublin.
Last Thursday, the news programme aired a report on a crater that had emerged on the Dublin beach, which caught the attention of astronomy buff Dave Kennedy who told the station he believed a rock found inside the crater indicated it shot down from space.
After the story began to do the rounds online, people began to share a photo of an Instagram story by a Dublin lad who appeared to have dug the huge hole using a children’s shovel – solving the mystery of the supposed astronomical event and denting the hopes of Dave.
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Now, Dave’s friend has launched a fundraising campaign in the hopes of getting Dave a real meteorite, a trip to the Kennedy Space Centre, a visit to Specsavers or a few pints.
The post on GoFundMe said: “Hi, my name is John, my friend Dave found a ‘meteor’ on Portmarnock beach! Was such a great day!
“Even Virgin Media thought it was great! Until the internet got hold of the facts! And the memes rolled like a wonderful shooting star in the night sky giving everyone a great laugh!
“Now it’s time to make it a reality! Let’s all throw a fiver in so Dave can get himself a real meteorite, or a trip to the Kennedy Space Centre. (I’m sure there’s a distant relation).
“Probably the best fun story on the news this year! If we get €100 we will get him a visit to Specsavers. If we get €20,000 he can get a real meteorite. If we get more Elon Musk we can get him to the moon!! Or just let him have a few pints to have a laugh! So get Dave a pint!”
You can donate here.
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